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Illegal markets: the economics of drug distribution and social harm

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Griffith Edwards, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199557127
eISBN:
9780191721373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557127.003.005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes what is known about drug markets, and the nature and extent of harms that arise from them. It begins with a brief theoretical discussion about the structure, prices, ... More


Supply control

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Griffith Edwards, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199557127
eISBN:
9780191721373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557127.003.010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter is about supply control approaches to drug problems, a set of interventions targeting the production, distribution, and sale of illicit psychoactive substances. It begins by explaining ... More


Kenya in the 1980s: International Origins of Local Production

Nitsan Chorev

in Give and Take: Developmental Foreign Aid and the Pharmaceutical Industry in East Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197845
eISBN:
9780691198873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197845.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter describes the interplay between foreign aid and state policies in Kenya that together contributed to the emergence of a small yet robust locally owned pharmaceutical sector. Most ... More


Illegal markets: the economics and social costs of drug distribution

Thomas F. Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, María Elena Medina-Mora, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198818014
eISBN:
9780191859410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818014.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Illegal drugs are commodities that are bought and sold in markets. Many farmers are engaged in small amounts of drug growing in the producing countries, but there are comparatively small numbers of ... More


A Changed Landscape?

Simon Harding

in County Lines: Exploitation and Drug Dealing among Urban Street Gangs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529203073
eISBN:
9781529210101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203073.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter traces the emergence of county lines, noting operational and cultural shifts in drug supply and distribution. Over the past several years, the evolution of UK drug markets has gathered ... More


Conclusion

Simon Harding

in County Lines: Exploitation and Drug Dealing among Urban Street Gangs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529203073
eISBN:
9781529210101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203073.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This concluding chapter reflects on the unique contributions offered by the study while drawing out the key learning. As the study illustrates, it is clear that in the United Kingdom, the social ... More


Discussion and Conclusions

Zohar Amar and Efraim Lev

in Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748697816
eISBN:
9781474430418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697816.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter draws some conclusions from the researches laid out in the previous chapter. It considers the extent of the Indian contribution to the inventory of medicinal substances in the early ... More


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